Tropical Storm BRET 7/19/2011 5:00 am

Colleagues, This is a dress rehearsal for storms surly to follow. Do not expect, however this year to be like last. I am convinces we will have landfalls this year and some are likely to be major hurricanes. The season is young and it has gotten off to a slow start, but not unusually so. Nothing brewing yet, but...

FORECAST: Tropical Storm BRET has winds of 50 mph but is slowing weakening. It will NOT become a hurricane. It is located about 300 miles east of Jacksonville and moving to the NE away from any coast.

DISCUSSION: I expect my late afternoon Thursday BRET will loose its Tropical Storm status and be well off the coat of the mid Atlantic. There will be no impact on land anywhere.

NEXT FORECAST: Wednesday morning.

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